- An example of a notation is a chemist using AuBr for gold bromide.
- An example of a notation is a short list of things to do.

## notation

- the use of a system of signs or symbols to represent words, phrases, numbers, quantities, etc.
- any such system, as in mathematics, chemistry, music, etc.

- a brief note jotted down, as to remind one of something, explain something, etc.
- the act of noting something in writing

Origin of notation

Classical Latin*notatio*; from

*notare*, to note

## notation

noun

**a.**A system of figures or symbols used in a specialized field to represent numbers, quantities, tones, or values:*musical notation.***b.**The act or process of using such a system.- A brief note; an annotation:
*marginal notations.*

Origin of notation

Latin*notati&omacron;*

*, notati&omacron;n-*, from

*notatus*, past participle of

*notare*,

*to note*, from

*nota*,

*note*; see

**note**.

*Related Forms:*

**no·ta′tion·al**adjective

## notation

(*countable and uncountable*, *plural* notations)

- (uncountable) The act, process, method, or an instance of representing by a system or set of marks, signs, figures, or characters.
- (uncountable) A system of characters, symbols, or abbreviated expressions used in an art or science or in mathematics or logic to express technical facts or quantities.
- (countable) A specific note or piece of information written in such a notation.
*She made a notation in the margin of the book.*

## notation - Computer Definition

The use of signs or symbols to represent numbers, words, phrases, or even complete concepts in fields such as language, mathematics, chemistry, and music. See also binary notation and hexadecimal notation.

How a system of numbers, phrases, words or quantities is written or expressed. Positional notation is the location and value of digits in a numbering system, such as the decimal or binary system.